The village of St Emilion in the Gironde department in Aquitaine is perhaps best associated with wine but did you know it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Criterion (iii): The Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion is an outstanding example of an historic vineyard landscape that has survived intact and in activity to the present day. Criterion […]
Ok, so you’ve navigated the boulangerie, you have your croissants, pains au chocolat and baguette. Whew! Time to sit down and congratulate yourself and plan your day. And if you’re in France, that can surely be done on one of those inviting looking café terraces, over a coffee, right? Sure but do you know how […]
We’re in France this year, celebrating Christmas and New Year in our newly-renovated house that we’re operating as a vacation rental property. It’s an absolute pleasure being here this year because this time last year, it was in a very different state than it is now. Without going into the (many) details, I’ll just say […]
We’ve just arrived in France and after stocking up on all the essentials to drink, one of our first stops always has to be the boulangerie. In terms of great food experiences in France, the bakeries/ pâtisseries certainly rank right up there with eating in restaurants in my book. In fact, in some ways, a […]
T’is the season… for bubbles! One of the things I love most about the holidays is how people tend to drink a little more Champagne. Personally, I feel that Champagne should be enjoyed anytime of year, not just for special occasions – I mean, it DOES go with everything! One of my favourite “side trips” […]
Those of you who were reading here in the summer of 2014 might remember that we came back from France with a bigger-than-usual souvenir, a house! No, it’s not one of those “we fell in love with it and bought it on the spot” stories – I challenge anyone to purchase a house spontaneously in […]
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